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Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer is diagnosed in approximately 3.3 million people in the U.S. annually. Of Those Total NMSC Diagnoses, approximately 80% are Basal Cell Carcinomas

I consider basal cell carcinoma to be a sort of sleeper diagnosis. Yes, it is cancer. Yes, you must take this diagnosis seriously. However a diagnosis of this form of skin cancer is rarely dangerous. Frankly I look at a diagnosis of basel cell carcinoma as more of a disfigurement issue.

As you can read from the therapies listed below, there are a host of choices if you have been diagnosed with basel cell carcinoma. As must of a consideration for your initial diagnosis, is the concern of a recurrence.

I have six of the risks listed below for NMSC. I had a mole surgically removed from my face a few years ago. The pathologist report said only that the mole was “inconclusive.” As a result of both my high risk of skin cancer and as a result of the inconclusive diagnosis of my mole I follow a series of evidence-based, non-toxic skin cancer therapies that reduce my risk of skin cancer.

 Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer at a Glance-

Picture of Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Risks UV Exposure, HPV, Genetics, Skin Pigment, Immunosuppression, Radiation Therapy, Age, Previous Skin Cancer,
  • Symptoms Itching, Bleeding, Shape (A,B,C,D,E).
  • Diagnosis Visual inspection (A,B,C,D,E), Skin Biopsy (Shave, Punch, Incisional/Excisional)
  • Prognosis- Staging-
  • TherapyConventionalNon-Conventional,Integrative/Alternative

 

From vitamin D, green tea, and other supplements to foods and lifestyle therapies, I work to prevent basel cell and squamous cell skin cancers from ever causing problems for me.

Have you been diagnosed with basel cell carcinoma?  I am a cancer survivor and cancer coach. Scroll down the page, post a question or comment for me and I will reply to you ASAP.

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment & Management

“According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the goal of treatment for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is elimination of the tumor with maximal preservation of function and physical appearance…

In nearly all cases of BCC, the recommended treatment modality is surgery. [65, 5, 4] The surgical approach varies according to tumor size, depth, and location. Dermatologists may perform nearly all of the therapeutic options in an outpatient setting…”

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Daphne says 5 years ago

I have been diagnosis with basal cell and would like to prevent a recurrance. Could you tell me the best plan of action to take. I could not thank you enough.

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi Daphne-

    I will assume that you have been diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer- basel cell carcinoma. The rate of relapse and of basel cell becoming melanoma is quite low, even if you do nothing beyond staying out of the sun. But I agree with you that it is a good idea to pursue therapies to reduce your risk of relapse assuming these therapies are relatively inexpensive, easy and non-toxic. Which they are.

    For the record, I too had a basel cell removed and I follow these therapies to reduce my own risk…

    I will cut and paste several supplements below. I take most of this list. I order through Amazon. I will link the study citing these “botanicals” below. Also consider lifestyle therapies such as staying out of the sun, sun screen, etc.

    Tea Polyphenols, Grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs), Resveratrol, Silymarin, Lupeol, Curcumin, Ginger, Genistein,

    Polypodium leucotomos, a fern from Central America, has been shown to protect the skin from UV ray damage. According to clinical studies, supplementing with the herb may decrease your risk of sunburn.3
    Vitamin D research is showing it may help to protect against the development and recurrence of melanoma.4,5
    Green tea inhibits melanoma cell proliferation in cell culture and animal studies.6,7
    Vitamin E forms part of the skin’s natural barrier, kind of like built-in sunscreen.8

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3976810/#B94

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    David Emerson

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